Kelly Floro

My name's Kelly, but hikers call me Ibex. I cut my teeth as a thru-hiker on the AT in 2018. Then in 2019, I converted a van and set out to hike as many North American trails as possible. These included the Grand Canyon, Wonderland Trail, Bisti Badlands, and a metric butt-ton of US and Canadian national parks. The adventure will continue in 2020 with a northbound thru-hike of the PCT. Let's do this!

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Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

As the Appalachian Trail moves north through New England, the sections get steadily longer—and so do the climbs. Stretching 150 miles between

Nov 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Hold on to your hats, folks, because you’re about to embark on a wild ride known as the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail. After hundreds of rolling

Oct 22, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Connecticut is among the shortest sections of the Appalachian Trail. It stretches just 50.1 miles from Hoyt Road on the New York border (mile

Oct 10, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Haven NetTent and Tarp

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Haven NetTent and Tarp

I recently got a chance to try out a shiny new toy: the two-person Haven NetTent and Tarp combo by Six Moon Designs. It’s a double-walled,

Oct 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

After 70 miles of gentle ridge walking in New Jersey, the AT gets tougher in New York. It enters the state near the town of Lakeside, New Jersey

Oct 2, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Jersey

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Jersey

It turns out that New Jersey isn't all traffic jams and industrial vistas—who knew? For 72 action-packed miles, the Appalachian Trail traverses the

Sep 9, 2019 : Kelly Floro
How to Hike the Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail

How to Hike the Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail

From idyllic rambles through mid-Atlantic farmland to epic alpine treks in the Northeast, the Appalachian Trail offers a multitude of adventures for

Aug 26, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Gear Review: Outdoor Research Refuge Hybrid Hooded Jacket

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Refuge Hybrid Hooded Jacket

Is it a puffy? Is it a base layer? No, it’s Outdoor Research’s Refuge Hybrid Hooded Jacket—a lightweight multi-tasker that excels in moderation. This

Jul 28, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

Camping shelters are as diverse as the backpackers who carry them. From freestanding tents to trekking pole setups, from tarps to hammocks to plain

Jul 28, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Minimalist Pack

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Minimalist Pack

The world of lightweight backpacks welcomed a new contender in 2018, the 48-liter Six Moon Designs Minimalist. Designed with comfort and durability

Jul 2, 2019 : Kelly Floro